Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George R. Neil

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 22, 1930

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Reflections for Patrolman George R. Neil

We've never met, but you are my Great Uncle. Your sister, Grace was my Grandmother. I know you left a wife and a little daughter. Your family missed you greatly. May you Rest in Peace for all eternity. You were, and are, a hero.

Sandy Douglas
Grand niece

September 22, 2022

Patrolman Neil,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 22, 2020

I have found a Chicago Flag in My basement. With it is the memorial service program dated August 28, 2003 Honoring Mathias J. Degan and Edward J. Wallner. Who is the rightful owner?


December 8, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 22, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. To stand up for someone's civil rights is admirable and indeed in your case, heroic. Bless you Sir.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Neil. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

While I am so proud of your courage and honor, I wish that you could have lived to see your beloved daughter Lillian become a beautiful woman. She was the treasured wife of John and a devoted mother to my brother and me.

I wish I could have met you George; I bet you would have been one fabulous grandpa.

Kim Noonan Highfill

July 2, 2011

It was not until I became interested in my family geneology that I first met my great uncle George. My grandmother seldom spoke of her younger brother who was killed in the line of duty. I think it was just too sad for her to speak of his death. He left a wife and a baby daughter.
I'm so proud of you Uncle George! You showed great courage by standing up to injustice and bigotry. You could have just walked away. You chose not to. You are my hero. God Bless You.

Sandy Douglas
grand niece

July 1, 2011

Your coming to the defense of that diner in that day and age in that neighborhood is true heroism. You arose above your office and proved the true dedication of your professionalism. I frequently tell this story to other officers who are unaware of what happened. Whenenever I drive by this corner I always think of you and your actions. You were a true example of what it means to be a godd, no make that a great, officer. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes

May 23, 2011

this man is my ancestor. he was my grandfather's uncle. it was not until my grandfather passed away in 2003 that this had come to light for my family. we found another whole 'wing' of the Neil family. and looking at his picture, he has the Neil eyes as my family does now. Be at peace Uncle George. i never knew you, but if i did i am sure you would have that weird Neil sense of humor.

Peter Wolfe

December 28, 2008

What a great thing you did. Thank you. If there is any kind of life after death, I know you're smiling forever. In case there isn't, here's a smile for the good man here.

UK Citizen

October 27, 2007

As one who personally knows what it was like as a child, not to be able to drink out of a drinking fountain, go to the beach, and so much more, I salute Your memory, Sir ! May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

May 22, 2007

Patrolman Neil,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. I think it's a travesty of justice that your murderers weren't convicted.



May 22, 2007

You gave the supreme sacrifice against those who were racist; in your own neighborhood, on your own time.

God bless you. May the skies burn blue and the stars glow bright in honor of you.

Renee Lee Greco
Stop & Frisk! national police memroial

March 27, 2006

Patrolman Neil I admire your courage and dedication in doing what was right. You are a hero and example of what a law enforcement officer should be. May you rest in peace.

State Parole Officer Wade Brinson
Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

June 24, 2005

Your supreme sacrafice will not be forgotten. You stood for everything which is just and moral. God Bless

Police Officer
Chicago Police

August 2, 2004

Patrolman Neil, you took a stand in what you believed was right and had the courage to stare bigotry and prejudice in the face. You are a true hero in every sence of the word. Rest in peace.

Off. Greg Neese
Bellevue (WA.) PD

November 5, 2003

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